November 25, 2018
Good morning. Yesterday was one of those days where I turned on my laptop to do some blog reading but then got side tracked. I never did make it back to my laptop. So this morning, the first thing I did was to read a couple of my favorite morning blogs.
One of the posts that I read brought back some wonderful memories from the past. I was born towards the end of the Great Depression, so I know a lot about growing up poor. Amazing though, none of us kids back then even realized that we were poor. Our folks all worked really hard to give us the best life they could.
My Dad's hands made beautiful things out of wood, and my Mom could sew the most beautiful dresses and dolly clothes. Somehow, Santa always found us on Christmas Eve. So we had cardboard inside our shoes to cover up the holes in the soles, and we shopped for our clothes lots of time at the local rummage sales. Life was still very good.
Actually, it was those rummage sales that gave me my love of books and reading and learning. Before I could even read, my folks brought me home boxes and boxes of books that they got for free there. Oh how I loved those books!
This all got me thinking about the day one of my daughters came home from college and asked me "Mom, how come you never told us kids how poor we really were?" I wasn't quite sure how to answer her. I think I said something like "Well if you never noticed, then I guess we weren't so poor after all."
Faith and love. That's how we do the things we do. Helping each other is how we all make it through the tough times. And especially now, with Christmas right around the corner, what if we all just reached out to help someone else? It's such a good feeling when you put a smile on someone's face. Even better, spread some of this Christmas feeling around throughout the year.
Enough of my memories for today. I have a new quick page for you. This one has all the little snow
kids having a wonderful time playing in the snow. Have fun with it.
Here is your download link:
Now I'm off to finish my blog reading. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.